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megimoo
06-24-2008, 11:36 AM
Heinz pulls mayonnaise ad over gay kiss furore after 200 viewers complained that it was offensive.

"Funny video of two flipping gay birds !"

A mayonnaise ad that shows two men kissing has been withdrawn from television after 200 viewers complained that it was offensive. Heinz, which makes the New York Deli Mayo featured in the commercial, pulled the advertisement less than a week into its expected five week run, in response to the criticism. Viewers told the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that the ad was inappropriate and unsuitable for children to see. The ASA has not yet decided whether to launch an investigation. snip..... It is understood that the commercial was not shown during children's television programming, because of new rules from Ofcom...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4205422.ece